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The Birnbaum Library is about to go Medieval on you as they present Translating Medieval Tales of Magic and the Middle East on April 22.

On Tuesday, April 22, from 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m., stop by the Birnbaum Library Fishbowl, as Birnbaum and the English Department Faculty Forum host “Translating Medieval Tales of Magic and the Middle East,” a discussion and poetry reading by Dyson professors Martha Driver and Eugene Richie, and their students.

Distinguished Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies Martha Driver, PhD, is a co-founder of the Early Book Society for the study of manuscripts and printing history and writes about illustration from manuscript to print, book production, and the early history of publishing. In addition to publishing close to 45 articles in these areas, she has edited 18 journals over 15 years, including Film & History: Medieval Period in Film and the Journal of the Early Book Society. Courses taught by Driver include Lords, Ladies, and Avatars; Chaucer; the Medieval Woman; and Reacting to the Past.

English Professor Eugene Richie, PhD, is the author of a poetry chapbook entitled Moiré and a co-translator of My Night with Federico García Lorca by Jaime Manrique. His poems and translations have appeared in publications such as The Denver Quarterly, Poetry New York, Mudfish, Private: Arts, Ploughshares, The Literary Review, Broadway II, and the Anthology of Contemporary Latin American Poetry: 1960-1984. He edited John Ashbery's Selected Prose and is a founding editor of The Groundwater Press.

Plus, don’t forget about the Birnbaum Library’s Haiku Contest to celebrate National Poetry Month. Read more here.